Chattooga County, Ga. voters approve 1 cent sales tax for six more years

Chattooga County, Ga. voters approve 1 cent sales tax for six more years

March 19th, 2013 by Tim Omarzu in Local - Breaking News

Chattooga County Sole Commissioner Jason Winters

Chattooga County, Ga., voters today approved a tax of 1 cent per one dollar of sales until 2020 by a 72 percent margin, with 656 votes in favor and 257 opposed.

The special purpose local option sales tax will generate about $14 million over six years.

"Traditionally, we've always passed those here," Sole County Commissioner Jason Winters said of the special purpose local option sales tax.

The funding will be used for such things as renovating the historic courthouse in downtown Summerville, installing new bathrooms at ball fields in Lyerly, and spending about $1 million per year on various road and bridge repairs.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.